Atlantic Crossing Guide

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 The Atlantic Crossing Guide

RCC Pilotage Foundation

​By Jane Russell

7th edition


The Atlantic Crossing Guide is the standard reference for anyone planning an Atlantic voyage, whether via the trade wind route to the Caribbean or to Europe from the United States. 

· suitable boats, including considerations of hull integrity
· equipment and maintenance
· advances in navigation and communications systems
· access to weather and routeing information
· the balance of power input and usage
· planning for hurricane season
· risk management
· crew harmony and health
· provisioning

· Atlantic weather systems, including tropical waves and hurricanes
· common routes and timings across the Atlantic
· seasonal cruising along bordering coasts and within Atlantic island groups
· fog and ice in the higher latitudes
· key landfalls

'A fantastic amount of information' Yachting Monthly

Table of contents

1 Thinking it through
2 Preparing the boat
3 Creating a home from home
4 Navigation and communications
5 A happy ship
6 Keeping healthy
7 Dealing with risk
8 Protocol and paperwork
9 Atlantic weather, currents and route timing
10 The Atlantic coast of Europe
11 Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic coast of Morocco to Madeira and The Canaries
12 Cape Verde Islands, Senegal and The Gambia
13 Atlantic Ocean - Trade Wind Routes
14 Landfalls in the Caribbean
15 Routes across the Caribbean and landfall in Panama
16 The Caribbean Islands to Florida
17 Landfalls on the Atlantic coast of the USA - including entrances into the Intracoastal Waterway
18 Passages in the middle latitudes of the North Atlantic - including landfalls in Bermuda and the Azores
19 Passages and landfalls in the higher latitudes of the North Atlantic


Hb. 304pp 80 colour chartlets and 100 photos. 297x210mm